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to speak is that in 1987 there were only 125 radio stations doing talk radio in america. now there are over 2,000 so you cannot tell me that lifting the fairness doctrine was the wrong thing to do. >> host: let's get into the fairness doctrine in your subtitle the new fairness doctrine expos. let's go back a little bit in time. tell us exactly what the fairness doctrine was. >> guest: the fairness doctrine was an fcc, federal communications, regulation. 1949 and was established. it was established to force broadcasters to reach out, to seek out opposing viewpoints on controversial issues. back then in 1949 there were only 2,000 radio stations in america. there were only a few fledgling television stations in america and a glimmer of hope for a television network or to. there wasn't so much media back and of course we didn't have the internet. we didn't have the diversity of media we have today so it could be argued to some degree the fairness doctrine was a fair thing back then because if he were overloaded on media with a political ideologies it could sway opinion, no question with lack of
at markets where there is little talk, air america or other avenues of talk and these stations are often times read it 28, 29, 30, 34th in the marketplace, you can't exist that way. that really drives little snots. they can't admit their ideas failed in the free market place therefore what do they do? they run to daddy, the government -- >> host: daddy, very big daddy. >> guest: very baghdad, and they want -- well, give laissez-faire -- they can't believe that in all diverse america that our point of view doesn't work. we don't accept that. that's even contained in the capper report, center for american progress, again, headed by john podesta. stated in that report. welcome the fact the matter is the free market place where ideas germinate and succeed or fail. and we have to value that. >> host: if the liberal point of view doesn't succeed in talk radio that is just one medium, and that is what they are focused on because it fails there however the left has csn come msnbc, "washington post," "new york times," "boston globe," pretty much every newspaper with the exception of very few in a
was with my father on this tr. for us, it was like christopher columbus' discovery of america and we discovered america for ourself. we knew manhaan a america is very different. we knew something from mark twain of the 19th century america. it was a new world and we tried to find out what it looks like. very interesting. that it is just the detail of this book. but from the oer side, my first question is why did you write this book? 50 years ago, a visit from one little country to the united states may be other leaders came here. sometimes they were eccentric. president yeltsin was more eccentric. wind khrushchev came here, he just showed the time li a contemporary politician would rather go to but larry chiao other than thenn bause part of this was my father's behavior. maybe because it was not eliminated at the time. nodid one visage but it was change. wire rope the but? >> guest: i wrote the book because i happened to stumble upon the story of your father, micki chris jeff, a trip to the united stes which is now 50 years ago but when i stumbledpon it, it was 30 or 35 years old. i
. more than that it was a road trip across america and the 1950's it elimited what i became hooked on that i rd the clips and is the rocks a bunch of them and filed them away for futureeference. then i began to read your father's nemours and he wrote to a lot about it and his memoirs were very human, very funny he was wonderfully earth the and started to read other pele's nemours and i became the world's only khrushchev buff. i was writing for the "washington post" a few years ago and realize the 50th anniversary was coming and if i was er going to write the book, ihould do it now so i did and it is now and it is called "k blows top". the reason for the title is it is the third line of 33 line have died from the nework daily news it was denied to tour of disneyland, it "k blows top". he was not allowed to go there but we can get into that later. >> host: your book is very different because it is filled with political analysisdiscussion in trying toush this of the historic cold war and it was part of the khrushchev are in toronto and -- on to rise entourage. i was scared. [laughter]
was a health-conscious not and was jogging before america since it took it up used to be a kick boxer and would compete even had a few trips to the united states to compete. he was jogging on the beach in a remote work station remote part of the area where he was a scuba diving instructor and he was just married he jumped over a bail as nazi bessie was he thought what is a doing in the bahamas? then he looked around and then there were more, a total of 40 and he drove rather excitedly to the one policemen who is a big black gentleman he called the sarge they used to shoot pool and play dominoes he said there's all this marijuana floating upon short it is still there the first thing that sergeant said you know, anybody that might want to buy it? that just shows you if you call the corruption that there was in those days it ended up with the prime minister many years later they tried to oust him from office excepting -- saying he was accepting money fit in the bohemia so there's a lot of collaboration with the islanders. jimmy ended up selling of bails it turned out to be high grade:b and we'd 21
. it gradually did come into the caribbean from south america. jimmy said they were an entirely different smuggler and a marijuana smuggler he'd been accustomed to. they never had gone on their boats. they were a group of guys -- >> amine merrill smugglers? >> guest: jeneane specific told me that. it wasn't a dangerous game back and even though they were dealing with a cartel one in particular in colombia but with regard to the cocaine traffickers jimmy said that changed everything completely and i think it did with the dea, too. they lost to agents, one was assassinated in columbia, i covered that case in mexico in 1985i went down with the attorney general and head of the dea on the same plane. sightseeing the dangerous side of it. jimmy saw the danger site. he hated the cocaine traffickers and what not as bad now. marijuana i point out in the book and want to make this point why do all its citizens partake in allowing the trafficking to take place and indeed participate because as you will read in the book in the hilarious stories and i'd kick some of the better ones of a stack that all
'm happy to note that young america foundation agrees with the assessment that publishes a paper back condition back in 1990. maybe is time for another edition. are you listening, ron robinson. let me adhere the titles of a couple of my favorite books, "the roots of american order." it's a story of how five cities, athens, rome, jury red almost, london, and philadelphia shaped america. "days gone by" thi is a beautifully written biography of the american conservative movement. "ethnic america" b thomas soul. we examine some of the ethnic groups, jewish, irish, african-american, that make of america and suggest why some have had a greater impact than others. let me belear about one thing. a book is a book is a book. it's not a snippet or a scrap or a fragment. a book contains thousands of words, hundreds of pels. whichermit the author to develop thoroughly his ideasnd arguments or his characters in a novel. a book doesn't have to be printed on paper. the success of audiobooks proves that. i'd also like to say a few complementary words on the kindle. it was about the size of a book. it
america. jimmy said they were an entirely different smuggler. they never had guns on their boats. marijuana smugglers?f guys 87 >> guest: yes. jimmy specifically told me that. it was not a dangerous game back then. although they were dealing with the cartel and one in partular in colombia but jimmy's said the cocaine traffickers changed everything and it did with dea that is when they lost to agents one was assassinaassassina ted and columbia i covered that in mexico in 1985 i went down with the attorney general and the head of 58 on the plane. jimmy saw the dangerous side and he hated the cocaine traffickers in with there brought into the caribbean and what they did to the community and the bahamas have had a tremendous problem with coine. not as bad as it used to be. marijuana? i point* out in the book and i want to make this point*, why did the citizens partake to allow the traffic into take this place and participate? as you will read i have picked some of the better ones of a stack this tall of dialogue and the fishermen wer involved, the lobster fishermen, farmers, marina o
, darkest, among the savages, the deepest darkest blue america. i was really struggling with that. i happened to be at this dinner party. it was early on in the campaign, the obama, hillary campaign. everyone at the party loved either obama or hillary. and i made the mistake. this is a mistake when you live in the kind of place we do. very tentatively raising some questions about obama is experienced and was he really qualified several years out of the illinois state senate to be the leader of the free world. this guy turned on me. a guy i'd known all of 15 minutes. exclaimed, i can't believe i'm sitting next to a republican. i'm not a republican. i'm still registered as a democrat. one finds that when you are a conservative in a blue new york people make all kinds of assumptions. they don't know much about us. all they know is what they have learned from the media. we know everything about them because we are awash in the new york times. we can't avoid npr. we can't avoid the network news. they don't know anything about us. what they know about us are the characters that are put for
will play. parmele, 12 scouts from other teams at bank of america stadium. >> stan: this film is going to go around to all 32 or 31 teams outside of the ravens. >> gerry: that throws to parmele. a yard within the 1st down. he'll spot it at the 33. >> referee: time-out, carolina. their third one. >> stan: john fox is trying to win this one. >> gerry: john fox has not seen a win for his panthers. he wants them to have that feel good win in august. he's trying to see if his defense can stop the ravens and put a little pressure on the offense. stopped the clock with 2:19. don't be surprised if jerry rosburg and john harbaugh find themselves going back to steve hauschka. the question becomes do the ravens go for fourth and short if they don't get it here or they put steve hauschka in the pressure kick situation. >> stan: i wouldn't call it a pressure kick situation. it was the kick earlier. >> gerry: backs up and appears to change the play. parmele to deep back. lawrence and he's got the 1st down. matt lawrence punched it to the 32 yard-line. th
famous black woman in america and she was famous for this outspoken and crusade against lynching a form of racial violence that was that the all-time high in the south during the late 19th century and early 20th century. >> host: let's start by walking through her life we know about that and we definitely want to hear about the most famous black woman. in the book we talk about slavery and her early political understandings but she is a child in slavery so what about her family and her experience and how it shapes her? >> one of the things i was struck when i was researching current life and reading her own autobiographical writings she talked about slavery and reconstruction like it was yesterday. i started to think why that was and i think it was above all that she was a child of the ex slave parents and watch your father go off to political meetings during the reconstruction era in which the black men met and voted and have their own republic 10 part-- republican party when her mother was very worried and she was aware of the commitment and excitement her parents felt to black civil-
a guest host interview the author of a new book. this week from bookexpo america and new york city ben mezrich recounts the creation of the social networking site facebook and "the accidental billionaries." he details the website from the beginnings as a member only service from harvard university students to its current international status and profiles several of the principal players in the default of the site including facebook and ceo, mark zuckerberg. ben mezrich discusses his book with a.j. jacobs, editor-at-large "esquire" magazine and author of the year of living book league and the know-it all. >> host: hello, my name is a.j. jacobs. welcome to booktv's "after words." i am the author of the year of living biblically and the guinea pig diaries. i am here with ben mezrich was written and interesting book about the founding of facebook called "the accidental billionaries." welcome, ben. >> guest: thanks very much. >> host: as our viewers know genre of the financial thriller. these books about brilliant young men who beat the system somehow, make a ton of cash, get drunk a lot co
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